This new Associate of Applied Science degree program prepares qualified individuals to work under the supervision of a surgeon to assist the safe and efficient performance of invasive surgical procedures, make certain that the operating room environment is safe, that equipment functions properly, and that the operative procedure is performed under optimal conditions that ensures patient safety.
As an integral member of the surgical team, the surgical technologist works with surgeons, anesthesiologists, registered nurses, and other surgical personnel delivering patient care and assuming appropriate responsibilities before, during and after surgery. Students develop a knowledge of the surgical environment, instrumentation, procedures and supplies necessary to ensure safe care of the surgical patient. Clinical experiences are offered under faculty and mentor supervision at Camden-Clark Medical Care facilities , Marietta Memorial Hospital, Selby General Hospital, Thomas Memorial, Charleston Area Medical Center and other selected community agencies.
All Surg Tech applicants must pass the PSB with a score of 40 or higher or the HESI admission assessment examination with a 70 or higher. These exams measure general aptitude.
Testing Dates and Times
Tests will be scheduled as needed.
HESI – Friday, April 24, 2015 – 1:00 pm – Room 2534*
PSB – Monday, May 11, 2015 – 9:00 am – Room 2534*
*A review session is scheduled for April 10, 2015 from 10-11:30 in Room 2211. You do not have to register for this review session.
For more information on the exam, visit: http://www.psbtests.com/web/guest/available-tests#health
The HESI testing fee is $35 and the PSB testing fee is $20. This fee must be paid in the business office prior to registering for the exam and is non-refundable. The cost of the exam is assumed by the applicant. You must bring your receipt to the Health Sciences Division to register for the exam. Seating is limited and filled on a first come, first serve basis.
A photo ID is required for admission to the test.
The West Virginia University at Parkersburg Associate of Applied Science in Surgical Technology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Accreditation Review Council on Education in Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting.
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
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Clearwater, FL 33756